Summary

The World of Work Programme gives young students the opportunity to experience a taster of the workplace often for the first time.

Students on the World of Work Programme visit Morrisons

The AFK World of Work programme is partnering with schools and employers to create experiences and improve aspirations to enter work for young people with disabilities.

Pupils from the Brooks School in Tottenham took part in the visit. The school educates young people that have a range of needs such as Autism, severe and complex learning difficulties as well as associated physical, medical, and emotional needs.

 

This means that they need a safe, specialist environment to help them learn and reach their potential. The pupils were supported by school staff, AFK staff and Morrison’s Community Champion Rosalyn and Store Assistant Manager Steph.

They took part in a hands-on work visit to gain their very first experience of the working world. During the mornings visit the young people met staff and took a tour of the store.

 

They were then taught how to ice doughnuts in the bakery and prepare pizzas and salads in the kitchen. The practical element gives the young people their first experience of being an employee.

 

Teaching staff agreed that the session brought learning to life and helped their students to believe in their abilities. One teacher said “It was a fulfilling experience for our pupils … they enjoyed [it] a great deal.”

AFK is looking to partner with other local employers to provide future opportunities like this. If you are interested in hosting a visit then please contact the project coordinator Jake Watson via email on [email protected]

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